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Low-End Media for User Empowerment
This short article discusses the advantages of using low-end media graphics in website design. The article proposes the benefits of low-end media, such as simple text and photos, versus high-end media, like waving banners, audio and video components. These issues are examined from both a usability and technological perspective.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright by Jakob Nielsen. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-422
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Creating Effective Web-based Learning Resources in the Geosciences'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Jakob Nielsen